Fantasy Football: 5 tight ends to add off waivers to replace T.J. Hockenson

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Tucker Kraft (Green Bay Packers)

Tucker Kraft replaced fellow rookie Luke Musgrave and had some pretty good weeks recently in an improved Packers offense. He has had six targets in three of the past four games, had four receptions in each of the past three games while surpassing 55 receiving yards each game. Kraft also caught a touchdown in Week 15 against the Bucs.

The Packers this week are playing the Minnesota Vikings who have been middle-of-the-road in terms of defending tight ends this season. They are allowing around 8.6 points per game so while the matchup isn't great, Tucker Kraft has been a part of this offense and it wouldn't be surprising to see him sneak into the Top 12 this week.

Hunter Henry (New England Patriots)

The final tight end has been one of the best at his position recently in Hunter Henry. The Patriots tight end has had 10 receptions, 106 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the past two games he played in Week 14 and Week 15.

However, Henry missed this past week against the Broncos due to a knee injury. It remains to be seen if he will be available this week but he seemed close based on the fact that he was listed as questionable for the game against Denver.

The Bills defense is similar to the Vikings in terms of fantasy points allowed at 8.4 fantasy points and if I knew Henry would be playing this week, he would be my pick over Tucker Kraft but it would be a gamble if he is the only tight end fantasy football managers added off the waiver wire.

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